Purple Hearts was founded in 2000 as an outreach to support local families in Southern California rebuilding their lives from domestic violence. Purple Hearts works with Domestic Violence Shelters in the Inland Empire to provide workshops that assist families on their journey toward safety and self-sufficiency. Purple Hearts volunteers and partners donate countless hours to improve the lives of these women and children.

Purple Hearts Program includes:

  • Monthly Shelter Events
  • Monthly Workshops for Families in Transition
  • Transition Assistance into Permanent Housing

Purple Hearts Workshop Program provides:

  • Budgeting 101
  • Money Management 1-2-3
  • Affordable Housing Process and Resources
  • Job Assistance Resources
  • Food Distribution Programs
  • Victim Services and Compensation
  • Education Resources
  • Health Services
  • Car Maintenance Options
  • Rent/Utility Assistance
  • Legal Resources



National Philanthropy Day Recognition by the Association of IE Fundraising Professionals


2007 Outstanding Support Organization Award by House of Ruth


Certificate of Appreciation by House of Ruth


2017 Volunteer Group of the Year, by the Association of IE Fundraising Professionals